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The Pulse: Diana Nyad's Dream

A sixty-four year old, accomplishing something never done before, and a member of the supreme court, also planning to accomplish a "first". Here is Monday's edition of "The Pulse".
A sixty-four year old, accomplishing something never done before, and a member of the supreme court, also planning to accomplish a "first". Here is Monday's edition of "The Pulse".

The wait is over for "50 Shades of Grey" fans. Monday, author E.L. James revealed the names of the lead actors for the film adaptation of her best-selling book on Twitter. Actor Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey and role of Anastasia will be played by actress Dakota Johnson. The movie is set to be released in August of 2014.

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died of a suspected heart attack while on board of a cruise ship. Best known in the us for his revealing interviews with Richard Nixon, frost was a British journalist, comedy writer, and day time television presenter. He was 74.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will reportedly be the first member of the supreme to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony. According to the Washington Post, Ginsburg will officiate the marriage of Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser and economist John Roberts. The ceremony will take place this Saturday.

Democratic lawmakers spent part of this weekend, lobbying on a conference call with President Obama on what potential actions should be taken in Syria. The White House has sent legislation to congress, but it may be too broad. Democratic sources say plans are underway to make changes, limit the time frame for military strikes, and make crystal clear, no boots on the ground.

Neither fatigue nor the jellyfish could stop 64-year-old Diana Nyad from swimming 103 miles from Cuba to Florida. She stepped onto the shores of Key West this afternoon. She was exhausted but in high spirits It was her fifth attempt at the feat. done without a protective cage or flippers.
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